Bump charge your HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Incredible 2 to capture that last 5% of battery life
0. phoneArena posted on 03 May 2011, 15:40
Bump charging is a series of steps that you can take to try to capture the 5% to 10% of your HTC ThunderBolt or Droid Incredible 2 battery life that the phone does not re-charge during normal usage...
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21. Lucas777 posted on 03 May 2011, 22:23 2 0
haha ya thats nice.. htc is so smart they only let u use 90% of your battery...
25. BobbyTaba posted on 04 May 2011, 01:58 0 2
your a dumbass. It takes 1 hour and a half to get to 95 percent. But the last 5 percent your phone needs to be off for like an hour and charging
30. Lucas777 posted on 04 May 2011, 17:08 1 0
oh isnt that convenient...
31. spectorar (unregistered) posted on 05 May 2011, 12:26 0 0
It's not convenient, it's an artifact of lithium ion batteries. They charge the first 90% quickly but the last 10% takes about as long as the first 90%. It's not HTCs fault it's just how the technology works.
2. matt (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 16:01 0 0
can't you just charge it with the power off and get the same result?
5. heyitzme posted on 03 May 2011, 16:28 2 0
Probably not because that would make too much sense
3. edbdroid (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 16:14 5 0
I think you left out the step about doing jumping jacks naked in a bathtub full of Pistachio-flavored Jello Pudding.
6. nb2six posted on 03 May 2011, 16:28 2 0
but only Pistachio flavor had a really bad experience once with vanilla. Don't want to go into details.
17. Exile SS posted on 03 May 2011, 19:53 2 0
Don't forget to wear sun god robes and wield the staff of the serpent's head.
7. Tillo posted on 03 May 2011, 16:48 0 0
such a lame topic...such a lame explanation...how many cents do u writers get per line?
8. J (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 17:13 0 1
While standing on your head. And square dancing. Wait, you mean that's ALL I have to do?! ... That's obsurd. And yes, I had it for a month, and hated every single second of it. Now, me and my white iPhone are doing quite well!
10. NoDoubtRocks (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 17:39 1 0
seriously? who has time to do that crap?
11. mcg (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 17:43 2 0
Keep repeating the cycle? WTF, that is like shampoo, rinse and repeat. I just want to make a call on my phone!!!
12. remixfa posted on 03 May 2011, 17:57 3 0
wow.. thats uhh... stupid really. how about we just plug it in and it gets to 100% all by its wittle self.. lol. and people wonder why i reccommend samsung over HTC.. lol
13. SomeGuy (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 18:03 3 0
HTC: Simply Brilliant
14. Phullofphil posted on 03 May 2011, 18:13 2 0
wow i wanted say somthing sarcastic and damn it everybody said what i was going to say
15. snowgator posted on 03 May 2011, 18:14 1 1
Ummm .... can I just buy a second charger? Or maybe just steal remixfa's Samsung???
19. 310golden posted on 03 May 2011, 20:14 0 0
I have found that charging it with the USB cord through your computer or laptop with the phone powered off for approx. 2 1/2 hours gives the T-Bolt a longer battery life.
22. Diana (unregistered) posted on 03 May 2011, 23:38 0 0
That is pretty much due to the low ma around 500 that a laptop or computer provide then the 1A that a wall charger provide. So you can look at it at as a trickle/slow charge from a laptop..etc... compared to a fast charge from a wall charger.
23. NeXoS posted on 04 May 2011, 00:58 0 0
Bump charging is bad on the battery. Reduces battery capacity. There's a reason why manufacturers do this. Apple doesn't do this because they want the batteries to go bad and for people to replace their phones every year and with the batteries not being replaceable, it's been working.
24. wonderingaround (unregistered) posted on 04 May 2011, 01:47 0 0
How the hell am I suppose to use the phone while I'm playing peek-a-boo for hours??
26. JOHN (unregistered) posted on 04 May 2011, 03:40 1 0
REALLY? WHY KILL UR BATTERY... THIS WAS TO PREVENT THE BATTERY FOR OVERCHARGING.. BEFORE SOMEONE GETS ALL HARD ON THE KEYBOARD AND STATES LITHIUM BATTERIES DONT OVERCHARGE... THEY DONT BECAUSE OF THE SAME REASON.. YOUR PHONE IS PROGRAMMED TO STOP CHARGING THE BATT.. SO DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEEPS.. UR ALL GROW UP... GO AHEAD AND LOOK LIKE A MORON DOING WHAT THIS ARTICLE STATES... SWELL UR BATTERY UP.. JUST DONT GO TO UR WIRELESS PROVIDER AND B**CH AT THEM FOR U BEING A MORON AND OVERCHARVING THE BATTERY..
27. daniel_bargs posted on 04 May 2011, 05:21 0 0
maybe its better to donate your phone to "Will it blend?"
28. wonderingaround (unregistered) posted on 04 May 2011, 09:26 0 0
All this because htc has crappy batteries in their phones.
I'm using my 3rd thunderbolts. First battery lasted 3-4 hours without any apps running, on 3g only! Second and this 3rd is better but it's still far from good.
Also it's important that you train your battery and know how to charge it - true to all Li batteries. Many complaints come from bad charging habbits.
32. wait what (unregistered) posted on 09 May 2011, 18:38 0 0
i trained my battery to fetch me a beer and drive me home from the bar when im drunk. what did you train your battery to do?